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Tandon floors top seed Golan to reach semis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Indian wild card entrant Ramit Tandon caused a sensational upset in the CCI International-JSW Indian Squash Circuit when he knocked out top seed Borja Golan of 3-2 to enter the semifinals today.

Tandon, with a low world ranking of 201, toppled world no. 18 Golan in an 89-minute gruelling duel on the flood-lit all-glass especially set-up at the Brabourne Stadium lawns.

Tandon rallied from 1-2 to win 11-8 7-11 6-11 11-6 11-8.

Third seed and no. 1 Saurav Ghosal defeated Joel Makin of Wales 11-6 11-8 6-11 11-2 to join Tandon in the last four of the PSA event. Ghosal beat Makin in 59 minutes.

Former national squash champion and PSA representative, Ritwik Bhattacharya, hailed Tandon's victory.

"This is big for Ramit and for the Indian Squash Circuit. It will give a huge boost to his confidence as well as his world ranking. Superb performance, beating Borja in five games," said Ritwik.

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First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 21:42 IST